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I stopped going to my ELCA church for several reasons....mostly because I
believe it's getting strange and liberal. My question is: The head pastor
performs with his blue grass band every year for a fundraiser for the Food Shelf and this year he sang Come Together by the Beatles. Last year he
sang Hotel of California. What do you think? I was really surprised at his
choice to sing Come Together by John Lennon....considering that John Lennon did not believe in Christ....

Diamond, Rapture Ready 49 Comments [3/25/2008 5:25:39 AM]
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BreeStar

I don't think John Lennon ever said he didn't BELIEVE in Christ, he just said that the Beatles were "bigger than Jesus," didn't he? I don't know, maybe I'm mistaking my blasphemers :P

3/25/2008 5:37:27 AM

SurfinSeaOtter

I'm sure the fact it might be a nice sounding song didn't enter the blackhole in your head?

3/25/2008 5:38:43 AM

Jeremy PC

Praise Jebus he's not doing Slayer songs, such as "Jesus saves"!

Seriously, these rapture freaks are fucking stupid.

3/25/2008 5:42:08 AM

onoma

Fact: If you don't like the beatles, you are a complete tool.

3/25/2008 5:42:44 AM

onions

there are seriously so many other reasons to not like the beatles

3/25/2008 5:55:57 AM

Mike

You're just jealous of their popularity, aren't you?

3/25/2008 6:08:51 AM

Mattural Selection



The blue line is the Beatles
The red line is Jesus

Looks like the Beatles are more popular.

3/25/2008 6:13:01 AM

DinDC

Oh my GAWD - He actually sang at a fundraiser for a food bank!

Kill the bastard, kill the bastard!!!

3/25/2008 6:13:13 AM

Quasarsphere

Someone needs to tell these arseheads (I can't, because they banned me) that Hotel California has nothing to do with Satan or witchcraft or hell. It's about the music business!

Doesn't the Bible say something about gossiping? I can't remember chapter and verse, so I'll just go with my usual Exodus 20:16, bitch!

3/25/2008 6:37:30 AM

approximate

It would've been better had he done Imagine.

3/25/2008 6:41:43 AM

Freboy

Be a useful tool. Avoid anything not specifically Christian.

3/25/2008 7:26:31 AM



Your pastor did, as far as I'm concerned, what Jesus did, help the poor and the outcasts. Obviously, for you that's "liberal"

3/25/2008 10:21:54 AM

Xotan

This is the problem with such churches. They don't worship. They perform. It's a Hey Mom, look at me, how wonderful I am" sort of situation. Same with Gospel choirs. They are forever clapping and jiving. It's all entertainment by and for those who were so piss-poor and lacking in talent that neither Hollywood or Broadway wanted them.

3/25/2008 10:40:29 AM

protowhalepig

The head pastor
performs with his blue grass band every year for a fundraiser for the Food Shelf and this year he sang Come Together by the Beatles. Last year he
sang Hotel of California. What do you think?


I think he needs to drop the 60s/70s hippy/easy listening shit and get some good three-chord brit punk! "into the Valley" FTW!

3/25/2008 11:50:07 AM

CT

Um, wasn't "Come Together" all about the good stuff in Christianity?

3/25/2008 11:57:38 AM

Mister Spak

I surprised that you are using a computer considering they were not used by christ. . .

3/25/2008 12:10:22 PM

Paradox

Diamond would have a heart attack if he saw my dad (a baptist pastor) at home. He plays classic rock on the guitar. It's pretty cool. But then my dad isn't a stuck up moron.

3/25/2008 12:45:28 PM

Nirjuana

Oh noes! It's satanical communistatheismuslim music!

3/25/2008 1:13:02 PM

tmr

Bigger than Jesus does not mean not believing in Jesus. You can't compare yourself to someone or something you do not believe in.

That damn sinful pastor. He sang a Beatles song and an Eagles song to help raise money and food for hungry people. How dare he cross such a line? That's not what Jesus asked people to do.

The big question is, did he get permission from those who own the rights to the Beatles and Eagles music to perform those songs? If he didn't get permission, he committed a sin by stealing those songs and then I would say that you are entirely in the right to leave such a corrupt church.

We can't have our people growing up in churches where the pastors go to any and all lengths to help feed people and steal songs. Who knows what line they will cross next time around. Run, I say, run. As fast and far as you can. The devil will have his way with that sinful church and you don't want to get caught in the carnage.



3/25/2008 1:14:17 PM

LOLKILLZ

These people are just getting retarded.

3/25/2008 1:17:49 PM

cool cats

OH NOES!
Don't say it's true!
You know what you have to do now, you have to gather the community together and stone your pastor.

3/25/2008 2:02:49 PM

Grand Archblasphemer of York

Wow...your head pastor sings a song that wasn't composed by a Christian, and that sets your radar off? Yep...that's a fundie, alright.

3/25/2008 2:18:04 PM

cyborgtroy

You're right, what kind of pastor sings?

3/25/2008 2:23:18 PM

Illuminatalie

Two excellent songs that will be remembered long after everyone's forgotten about neurotic 'Christian Rock'. (I will say this for Christian rock, it often requires being able to actually play an instrument or to be able to sing on key, and at least write _marginally_ original melodies and coherent songs.)

Accusing rock stars of being satanists is pretty standard fundie stuff. Alice Cooper based his whole career around that kind of 'controversy'.

3/25/2008 3:32:07 PM

Osiris

And?

3/25/2008 4:03:03 PM
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